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Publisher Venetiis : Apud Antonium Paduanium, bibliopolam Florentinum
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Notes "The dominicans were naturally at the centre of this tradition, and in Johannes Romberch, a German, and Cosmas Rosellius, a Florentine, we have two Dominicans who wrote books on memory, small in format but packed with detail, apparently intended to make the Dominican art of memory generally known ... [in this work Rosellius]divides hell into eleven places, as illustrated in his diagram of Hell as a memory place system... Rossellius also envisages the constellations as memory place systems, of course mentioning Metrodorus of Scepsis in connection with the zodiacal place system. A feature of Rossellius's book are the mnemonic verses given to help memorise orders of places, whether orders of places in Hell, or the order of the signs of the zodiac. These verses are by a fellow Dominican who is also an inquisitor. These 'carmina' by an Inquisitor give an impressive air of great orthodoxy to the artificial memory...". (Yates)".
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Edited by Damiano Rosselli upon his brother's death. Cf. dedication
Printer's device on t.p
Head- and tailpieces; initials
With a final errata leaf
Signatures: a-d⁴ A-2M⁴ 2N⁶ [$2 (+N3) signed]
Errors in foliation: 2 leaves numbered 67; 133 as 13
Young. Bibliography of memory
Bibliotheca magica della Casanatense
In limp vellum; remnants of ties present; spine title in ms.; red page edges
Vellum lightly stained; pages lightly browned and foxed; modern ms. on c2r; lower corner of I3 clipped
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